Yom Kippur

noun Yom Kip·pur \ˌyōm-ki-ˈpr, ˌym-, ˌyäm-; -ˈki-pər, -(ˌ)pr\

: a Jewish holiday observed in September or October during which Jewish people do not eat or drink anything and pray to ask for forgiveness for mistakes made during the year

Full Definition of YOM KIPPUR

:  a Jewish holiday observed with fasting and prayer on the 10th day of Tishri in accordance with the rites described in Leviticus 16 —called also Day of Atonement

Origin of YOM KIPPUR

Hebrew yōm kippūr, literally, day of atonement
First Known Use: 1854

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial


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